Hello from Disney’s brand new cruise ship!
We’ve been bringing you live updates from the Disney Wish cruise ship as we explore. We attended the christening of the ship (which anyone could watch live online) and we can already tell you, there’s so much to see on this ship! Did you know that this cruise ship is making history? The Disney Wish holds the first-ever attraction at sea, so let’s go check it out!
On the Disney Wish cruise ship, you’ll find the AquaMouse, also known as the first attraction on a cruise ship! Back in 2021, we got a first look at the scenes coming to the attraction and we learned why you’ll need to ride it more than once. But now it’s time to see this one-of-a-kind ride for ourselves!
You’ll find the entrance to the AquaMouse on Deck 13 which is midship on the port side (the left side if the ship is facing forward).
Before you get on the ride, you enter the queue which was a pretty small area right next to the entrance where the ride sign and wait times were. There were wait times anywhere between 20 and 60 minutes while we were on the boat, which was only at half capacity. When you get to the loading dock, you’ll hop into a raft that fits up to 2 people, but you can also ride alone. Then it’s time to ride!
You can see several scenes inspired by animated shorts including a story called Scuba Scramble. In this story, Mickey & Minnie’s excursion company, Port Misadventures, wants to take you on an excursion to Mermaid Lagoon!
You can also experience the Swiss Meltdown which is inspired by the Yodelberg Mickey Mouse short. (That’s the one we got!) During this story, Mickey and Minnie’s Port Misadventures excursion company is looking to take you on an excursion where you’ll slide down the Matterhorn. However, the sun starts to melt the snow and you have to race to the top before all of the snow is gone!
While we had fun, the ride does run pretty short at around 2 minutes. A majority of the ride was on the lift hill where you watched all of Mickey and Minnie’s antics before you entered an enclosed tunnel that led to the big clear tunnel where you slid over the ship.
This was our favorite part because there was a water jet that makes you go really fast through the clear tunnel. At the end you get a few more theming elements with Mickey, Minnie, Chip, and Dale details. So that’s what the first attraction at sea is like!
The will note that the ride was down a LOT when we were on the ship. This is likely because it is a brand new attraction and they are still working out the kinks. We also thought that there were supposed to be more water effects in the lift hill, but we didn’t notice them on our ride. The attraction was cute and fun, but we wouldn’t spend a long time in line for it!
If you’re debating what you want your next Disney vacation to be, we compared going to Disney World and a trip on a Disney cruise. You can also check out where the Disney Wish compares to other new cruise ships. We’ll continue to bring you live updates as we experience different things on the ship so stay tuned for more cruise updates!
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Disclosure: We were invited by Disney Cruise Line to attend a media event for the Disney Wish. This did not affect our reporting of the event — our opinions are our own.